Trail Blazers replacement for Zach Collins – John Henson
Surprisingly, John Henson isn’t on an NBA roster in 2021. The six-foot-nine Henson had a comeback season in 2019/20 where he played 40 games and came off the bench for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers. The previous season, Henson only played 14 games as he recovered from injury.
Henson’s game is well-rounded, where he had begun to shoot the three, while also being able to protect the rim, and pass the rock.
Henson was originally drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2012, who then gave him a four-year extension in 2016 after he averaged strong numbers as a backup big.
In 400 games with the Bucks, he averaged a strong 1.4 blocks, to go with 7.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.
At just 30 years old, with 445 NBA games under his belt, Henson could still add value to an NBA team.
It was unfortunate that an injury in 2018/19 meant that he was relegated from NBA starter, to out of the league, but an NBA team could still take a chance on him.